Question: I found a funeral home record that states my ancestor was buried in Leominster, Massachusetts at the "Main Street Burying Ground" in 1897. Can you clarify where this cemetery is located and how to contact them? I live in Idaho and may visit this location when I come to New England in the fall.
Answer: The only cemetery I have in my book A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (Boston, NEHGS, 2009) that fits your description is the Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster. This cemetery is located at 357 Main Street, and was opened in 1842. You can call the cemetery office at 978-534-75834. Some of the inscriptions are included in the book by Esther K. Whitcomb, Inscriptions from Burial Grounds of the Nashaway Towns: Lancaster, Harvard, Bolton, Leominster, Sterling, Berlin, West Boylston, and Hudson, Massachusetts. (Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, 1989) - NEHGS call number F74/L2/I57/1989.